With each new year comes the sense of a new beginning. And with new beginnings come a sense of obligation to come up with something new (or more likely, something to fix). Of course, this sense of new beginning brought on by the new year is quite arbitrary. I mean there is no real reason that all of your new goals can't take effect tomorrow. So why do it when everybody else does? In fact, why set resolutions at all? And why do we always set way more resolutions than we can ever possibly achieve, so that after two weeks they are too many to remember and hold ourselves accountable for?Why? Because we are jackasses. We love to never learn from our mistakes. We, as a species, love to fight evolution. For some reason, deep down, we fear effectiveness. "If evolution is gonna happen, fine! But I'm not gonna help it along." This is how we go about things. It is a lazy strategy that suits us fine. The more effective we become the more responsible, and thus older we feel and no one likes to feel old. Just ask Joan Rivers or Luke Perry (he doesn't like to feel untalented either, but that's another article).Another big problem is that resolutions are by nature serious, and thus very boring. We need a program we can stick with. Otherwise, we will never effect change in our lives. As I've always said, nothing leads to laziness like boring shit.To combat this, I recommend a unique strategy. I have been practicing it for years and it has both worked very well and gotten me into lots of trouble. It involves embracing your own personal evolution, while simply keeping the attitude and ideas of youth alive and kicking. So here now, some things you can do to improve your life, evolve as person, but also enjoy yourself along the way"